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Utility Attorneys Avoiding Protections Under Sabotage Prevention Act

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Avoidance Also Good For Utility Statutory Neglect? A list, compiled by Sempra Utilities attorneys of state and federal laws designed to protect the public from harm by smart grid leaks of personal consumer information, seemed a little light when it ...

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More SDG&E Z-Factor Back Story

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Cheap For San Diego Utility Ratepayers At Only $29 Million? A followup report adds some more information to the previous blog post on the Z-Factor Back Story, where KUSI's Turko Files is apparently the only other media outlet to report ...

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CPUC Hearings Pushed Back In SDG&E PEAKSHIFT A1007009 Proceeding

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SDG&E; Rate Hike Hearings Open To Public California's Public Utilities Commission has reset the March 2011 hearing dates in SDG&E;'s PeakShift at Work/ PeakShift at Home application A1007009 proceeding, with the new hearing dates set for April 11 to April ...

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SDG&E Giving Thanks For Low Supply Leading To High Electricity Prices For Daytime Vehicle Recharging

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A recent Associated Press report in our diminutive daily paper informs us that while San Diego Gas and Electric Company already has a plan in the regulatory pipeline for charging future electric car users in multiple senses, SDG&E; still hasn't ...

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Even Later November San Diego Surprise from SAP

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No Holiday Response Expected from Embattled Strong Mayor SAP, lead contractor on the City of San Diego bookkeeping and accounting package that has been intended to unify City records-keeping, ease auditing, and return the City to the business of selling ...

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Late November Holiday Presents from San Diego City Council

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Proposed Parking Ticket Increase Parking tickets are due to go up by twelve percent. THIS IS NOT A TAX INCREASE; it just feel like one. Beneficiaries of the increase include Courthouse Construction and the Criminal Justice Facilities Construction Funds, State ...

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Z-Factor Back Story: SDG&E, CPUC, and the Meaning of Words

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Aguirre Motion Denied to Remove Commissioner from Proceeding So far, several media outlets have covered the Z-Factor split decision between California Public Utilities Commission’s assigned commissioner and his administrative law judge, respectively granting and denying San Diego Gas and Electric ...

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Corruption as a Social Disease

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I am coming around to seeing corruption in a new light. There is the corrupt individual in an uncorrupted culture of leadership. He or she may be successful for a time because of the immediate advantages that personal corruption may ...

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Sempra Energy On Fitch Ratings Negative Outlook, Ratings Downgrade

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Fitch Ratings removed its Watch Negative advisory on San Diego-based Sempra Energy (SRE) on downgrading Sempra Energy equity and debt by one notch. Fitch Ratings also imposed a Rating Outlook of Negative on SRE. A full list of downgrades may ...

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Sempra To Increase Alternative Energy Generation in Kern County

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Onell Soto revealed that Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has obtained local but not state permission to construct a 200 megawatt solar farm in Kern County. There is no word if San Diego Gas and Electric Company customers ...

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CPUC's Consumer Protection and Safety Division In Need Of Wildfire Cause Data

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In a matter that has been before California's Public Utilities Commission for the last two years, CPUC's Consumer Protection and Safety Division (CPSD) has come out in favor of CPSD investigators gathering their own data on California wildfire causes relating ...

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Making Our Own Solar Panels?

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A few days ago, my brother was telling me that people could actually make their own solar panels, and I argued that this could not possibly be so. I may be very wrong about that. Today I stumbled on an ...

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Nobody Seems to Like SDG&E Proposed PeakShift at Home Rate Hike

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Once I show people the A1007009 PeakShift at Work/PeakShift at Home rate hike application by San Diego Gas and Electric Company, not one of them appears to be in favor of getting billed more just because their power usage happens ...

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One Can Skip 2 Semesters of Algebra At City College

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I wish to announce that the San Diego City College student who approached me at the beginning of this semester, without any prior credit for any college-level mathematics, earlier today passed the assessment examination for MATH 119 Statistics enrollment. I ...

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SDG&E And UCSD Are Not PG&E And San Bruno, We Hope

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Onell Soto reported yesterday that San Diego Gas and Electric Company has found a way to simulate deliveries of purified natural gas from the San Diego sewage treatment plant in Point Loma to the campus of the University of California ...

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Doubts About Customers Paying For PG&E Solar Panel Production

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company's recent application A1011002 to have customers pay for PG&E;'s involvement in San Jose solar panel production makes me wonder what this California public utility is up to. The A1011002 filing requests that the California Public ...

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Old Horton Plaza Department Store Due For Wrecking Ball?

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Whether the half-cent sales tax had passed or not, it appears the 130,000 square feet of retail space in the old Robinson's department store in Horton Plaza is not far away from the wrecking ball. Roger Showley reported this morning ...

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Short Thesis Summary of T. N. Dupuy's A GENIUS FOR WAR

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NB: I am posting this because there seems to be an overly-romanticized local view that Nazi influence in Germany was a desirable thing, that full employment for any purpose is always justified when part of that purpose is stifling dissent. ...

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What Power Do We The People Have? Maybe More Than Civic Leaders Want Us To Know?

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I wrote the following as a part of the comment threat to Don Bauder's Scam Diego blog post "Would Spelling Lessons Affect the Library?": There are ideas in this comment thread that deserve not to die. While Urban Corps may ...

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SDG&E: CPUC Must Do What Law Does And Does Not Allow

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In a recent decision to deny the P1007016 petition regarding fair individual metering of apartment family units, attorneys for San Diego Gas & Electric Company argued in opposition that California's Public Utilities Commission cannot do what the law does not ...

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